Saudi Arabia issues first driver's licenses to women (VIDEO)

Saudi Arabia issues first driver's licenses to women (VIDEO)

Saudi Arabia has issued its first driver's licenses to 10 women ahead of June 24, when the Kingdom's due to end the world's only ban on women drivers.

Officials expect another 2,000 women to seek licenses in the coming week, according to a news release from the country's Ministry of Media, CNN reported.

The announcement comes three weeks before a ban on women driving is set to be lifted following Saudi King Salman's decision last year to allow women to drive .

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are not allowed drive but this will change on June 24.

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